Archive for Joell Ortiz

Album Review: Brother Ali, Us

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 by Tim Althaus

20090727-bali It seems as though everything that Brother Ali touches turns to gold. Everything that this Twin Cities native has put out has been well above par. Earlier this year he dropped The Truth is Here EP, which was 9 straight tracks of sheer brilliance, and now he drops Us into the hands of the people. Much like everyone else is saying, I will agree that this is one of the best albums of this year. It has everything you’ve come to expect from a Brother Ali album: powerful production from Ant and legendary lyrics from Brother Ali. Ali is quickly on his way to becoming a legendary emcee, and Us is yet another nail in the pivotal coffin of truth. Brother Ali’s story telling abilities come alive like a beast in hibernation, and the outcome is simply stunning. Continue reading

Brother Ali, Joell Ortiz & Freeway are the “Best@it”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Damn, this track is borderline insane. As you all should know, Brother Ali has his newest album Us dropping this coming Tuesday, September 22nd. “Best@it” is the second leak that we’ve been able to obtain, and it features the Philly Freezer & Joell Ortiz alongside the Street Preacher Brother Ali. As you can expect Ant’s beat is ridiculous (which I’m sure it is on the rest of the album as well), and all three of the emcees featured spit top quality bars. I know that I said Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 was going to probably get album of the year, but I think this new Brother Ali album is going to be fucking epic. I can assure you I will be at the store next week, and you should be to.

Download: Brother Ali, “Best@it” (Feat. Joell Ortiz & Freeway)

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Ray Benzino? Who?

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media, Video with tags , , , , , , , on Monday, September 7, 2009 by Tim Althaus

You may be asking yourself that exact question. Who the fuck is Ray Benzino? Well if you were wondering, Ray Benzino is the man behind The Source Magazine, and he’s no doubt a dumbass. In this video he talks about the new Jay-Z cover (hating on it), why Slaughterhouse is overrated (Really?), he also says “Fuck Royce Da 5’9”. Apparently Benzino wanted to order a coffin for himself, because I dont think anyone should be fronting on the Slaughterhouse Machine, especially a dude that doesn’t make good music. Ray ended up taking it one step further and releasing an Eminem & Slaughterhouse diss track called “Good Fellaz”. Now, I don’t know about you guys but… I think that if either of these two respond to Benzino, shit is gonna be crazy as fuck. Follow me after the jump to download “Good Fellaz”. Continue reading

Slaughterhouse interview on Hot 97

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on Friday, August 14, 2009 by Nolan Levenson

I’ve been jumping on the Slaughterhouse bandwagon as well. Here’s a video of Slaughterhouse on NY’s Hot 97 with Angie Martinez.

Shout out to NahRight for the find.

Album Review: Slaughterhouse, Slaughterhouse

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, August 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

slaughterhouse-718945 I (as well as everyone else) knew well before this album came out that this album was going to be a benchmark for lyrical linguistics. Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Crooked I & Royce Da 5’9″ are all known for their raw radical and introspective lyrics, and when you put them together the results are going to be monumental. On this album Slaughterhouse sets out to prove that although you may have thought Hip-Hop was close to dead, they plan on showing you it isn’t. I can almost assure you that there probably won’t be another album to come out this year that has anywhere near the lyrical display of this album. Continue reading

Slaughterhouse Already Talking Second Album

Posted in Music News with tags , , on Thursday, August 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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According to a HipHopDX article that I read this morning (it’s from yesterday), the guys from Slaughterhouse are already talking about a sophomore follow-up to their self-titled release. The way Joell Ortiz made it sound, is that they would like to put out all of their solo efforts and then move to the next collaborative effort. The guys also said that they will probably start recording some material for the follow-up in the interim so that they don’t have to bang out an album in 6 days again. Joell reveals even more good news when he sates,  “I feel like all of our solo albums will have us featured on there”. Crooked I mentions that even though there were tracks that were left off of the album, they will surface one way or another because “the world needs to hear it”.

It sounds like the next year is going to be pretty insane as far as these guys is concerned, not to mention everything else that is coming out in the next year. This just proves that Hip-Hop is nowhere near dead, it’s a healthy, living and breathing organism that is stronger than ever.

XXL Presents I Know Rap People Slaughterhouse Edition

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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This video had me in stitches the whole time I watched it. XXL has a game show called I Know Rap People, and to commemorate the release of the Slaughterhouse album, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9″ & Joe Budden all were guests on the show. The guys answer questions about their own group, and the internet in general. The answers these guys throw out there will have you laughing your ass off. Make sure you go get that Slaughterhouse album now.

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